Secrets of Newtown Walk

Explore the hidden secrets of Newtown as festival organizers Martin Hanley and Anna Kemble Welsh walk you through the heart, history, back alleys, and tastes of Newtown.

STARTS AT CARRARA PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN / 2PM – 4.30PM / SUN 28 APRIL / $20 PER PERSON BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk 

Join Lynette Shum (Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library) for a walking tour that traces Chinese histories through central Wellington. Finish with a pot of Chinese tea at the Poon Fah Association.

The rain date for this event is Saturday 28th April – You must be available for both dates.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / SAT 14 APR 1PM – 3PM / $20 / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Ghost Typography Walk

Join our award-winning Graphic Designer Sarah Maxey on a walk around the waterfront and Cuba quarter, exploring layers of Wellington’s typographic history.

Lost Histories Walk

Discover Wellington’s lost history with our Lost Histories Walk.

Uncover layers of Wellington history with historian Gabor Toth on this walking tour of lesser-known historic sites in the inner city.  Discover sites & stories which have disappeared from the streetscape and become lost or forgotten in the mists of time. Presented in association with Wellington Public Library.
Each participant will also receive a small booklet of historic photographs from Wellington Public Library’s Recollect database, around which the walk is based.

Secrets of Newtown Walk

Explore the hidden secrets of Newtown on this special walk.

Get your walking shoes on and join Newtown Festival organisers Martin Hanley and Anna Kemble Welch as they take you through the secret spots and significant buildings that showcase the history of Newtown and the vibrant suburb it is today.

See some of the small businesses that are hidden away in inner Newtown, and community projects that are happening in the area, from gardens to secret book swaps.

This will be a fascinating tour for people from outside Wellington, as well as those who live in the area itself and want to know more about the Newtown community.